Search Criteria


Key Word Search by:

Organization Type

State or Jurisdiction

Congressional District


Division or Office

Grants to:

Date Range Start

Date Range End

  • Special Searches

    Product Type

    Media Coverage Type


Search Results

Grant number like: HB-268177-20

Permalink for this Search

Page size:
 1 items in 1 pages
Award Number Grant ProgramAward RecipientProject TitleAward PeriodApproved Award Total
Page size:
 1 items in 1 pages
HB-268177-20Research Programs: Awards for FacultyMegan BehrentPoetry & Politics: Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich and the Women's Liberation Movement9/1/2020 - 8/31/2021$60,000.00Megan Behrent   CUNY Research Foundation, NYC College of TechnologyBrooklynNY11201-1909USA2019Gender StudiesAwards for FacultyResearch Programs600000600000

Research and writing leading to a dual biography of modern American poets Audre Lorde (1934-1992) and Adrienne Rich (1929-2012).

Poetry & Politics draws on the poetry, prose and archives of Audre Lorde and Adrienne Rich to develop an intellectual history that focuses on the lifelong friendship between the two poets and theorists who met at the City University of New York in 1968. Using archival research and interviews in addition to their published work, I examine and historicize Lorde and Rich’s passionate, fraught and deeply political friendship to consider how years of debate shaped the evolution of their political thought, their aesthetic and political sensibility as artists, and the development of an anti-racist, anti-capitalist, feminist poetry and praxis. In doing so, I develop an intellectual history of their political thought as part of a community of radical, anti-racist, socialist, lesbian feminists, while contextualizing their work within larger debates about race, class and sexuality within the women’s liberation.